Originally Posted by RicPeterson
Looking for advice re: advisability of moving from aluminum to steel rivets. After each trip it seems like 2-4 interior aluminum rivets have sheared and require replacement. Please advise re: pros and cons of replacing interior sheared aluminum rivets with steal rivets.
Shearing rivets is caused by the shell flexing.
That flexing is caused by many thing unbalanced running gear, worn out torsion axles, excessive rated tow vehicles, and of co roads.
Fix the cause before you attempt tp modify.
Steel rivets are a no-no in aluminum. All they will do is make the holes in the aluminum larger, until you fix the flexing issue.